At Aston Estate,
we believe the key to making
legendary Pinot Noirs is:
Location, Location,

Regarded by winemakers and critics alike as the "New Frontier of Excellence," California’s Sonoma Coast is ripe with potential. The combination of superb marine-influenced climate, scarcity of plantable land, and proven track record for producing top quality grapes have catapulted this region into the forefront of American winemaking and the region’s wines are a "must have" for the Pinot passionate.

An aficionado and craftsman of provocative and richly flavored Pinot Noirs, Thomas Brown came across a rare vineyard opportunity in the heart the region and, along with partners Fred Schrader and Mr. Big, founded Aston Estate in 2001.
Located approximately five miles and two ridge lines in from the coast, the vineyard benefits from the cooling effects of the ocean, yet is situated just outside the fog line, so days are long and warm. The vineyard faces southwest and thrives in a microclimate typified by full-sun days and average-plus temperatures that are a standout in the otherwise cooler Sonoma Coast climate.

A dream opportunity, Thomas oversaw the cultivation of this prime 40-acre site and selected the ideal complement of Dijon clones to suit the Goldridge Loam soil and moderate temperatures of the Brushy Creek Loop microclimate. Today, Thomas manages all vineyard activities ensuring optimum crop-yield and quality goals are achieved.

We carefully selected and planted the site with three premium "Dijon" clones of Burgundian origin. Each clone contributes unique character and strength to the blend and the trio delivers the perfect complement for our program.

Clone 115 (northeast block) brings complex, big fruit character with powerhouse structure, and multi-layered texture; Clone 667 (southeast block) provides rich, black fruit flavors, spicy notes, great palate weight, and completeness; Clone 777 (northwest block) delivers a big bang of lush, seductive aromatics, open approachability, and wildly intense fruit concentration.

True to their esteemed origin, these ethereal Pinot Noirs reveal the amazing synergy that exists between the winemaker, the vineyard, and the forces of nature.
ASTON ESTATE • 1520 RAILROAD AVENUE ST. HELENA, CA 94754 • T 707 967 9680